Monthly Archives: March 2016

HIFU Prostate Services Expands Management Team with Chief Operating Officer

John McLean brings significant amount of experience in HIFU, operations, marketing and medical imaging. CHARLOTTE, N.C. March 9, 2016. HIFU Prostate Services, LLC, a leading provider of minimally invasive prostate cancer treatments using high intensity focused ultrasound (“HIFU”), is pleased to announce the addition of John McLean as chief operating officer. McLean brings 17 years of experience in healthcare marketing and management to HIFU Prostate Services and will be responsible for managing treatment teams, training programs and marketing initiatives. Prior to joining HIFU Prostate Services, McLean spent eight years at SonaCare Medical where he was involved in approximately 600 HIFU cases. While at SonaCare Medical, McLean served as product manager, business manager and service engineer; he brings experience in all areas of running a successful [...]

2017-12-13T13:37:23+00:00 March 29th, 2016|

Prostate cancer targeted with ultrasound ‘could transform treatment’

The study - on the effectiveness of high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) to treat men with localized prostate cancer - featured at the European Association of Urology Congress (EAU16) in Munich, Germany, March 11-15, 2016. Led by University College Hospital (UCH) in London, UK, the study followed 625 men between 2004-2015, who were treated in the UK and who had localized, non-metastatic tumors; the tumors were in one part of the prostate and had not spread beyond the gland. Hashim Ahmed, a consultant urological surgeon at UCH, told the meeting that 93% of patients who underwent HIFU alone to remove their prostate tumor were still cancer-free and did not need any surgery or radiotherapy 5 years after treatment. The results follow those of an earlier study [...]

2017-12-13T13:37:23+00:00 March 29th, 2016|

HIFU: Prostate Cancer Treatment Has 97% Survival Rate

A prostate cancer treatment which is rarely offered on the NHS may give patients a 97% chance of survival after five years, a landmark study has suggested. The so-called “male lumpectomy” treatment works by treating just the prostate cancer tumor with High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU). It is said to have “significantly fewer side effects” than traditional treatments and delivers high rates of cancer control. Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men, the second most common cause of cancer-related death in the US and the third most common cause in Europe. While already cleared by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), HIFU treatment is only available in very few centres in the NHS. For more information about HIFU available in the [...]

2016-09-23T11:33:50+00:00 March 24th, 2016|

HIFU: Taking the UK By Storm

A treatment that uses sound waves to blast away prostate tumors has been proven to cure as many men of the disease as that of the surgery that removes the gland – while causing significantly fewer side effects. Until now the new procedure, called high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU), has been considered experimental. This has meant that the majority of British men diagnosed with the condition – including former Rolling Stone Bill Wyman – have only been offered the more invasive operation called radical prostatectomy, which has a clear track record despite the risk of impotence and incontinence. HIFU is a treatment that uses sound waves to blast away prostate tumours has been proven to cure as many men of the disease as surgery that removes [...]

2016-09-23T11:35:58+00:00 March 15th, 2016|

Best-selling Author John Grisham Turns HIFU Advocate

John Grisham Turns Promoter for Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) Takes a break from legal thrillers to tout HIFU's benefits Best-selling author John Grisham has a side job. When the legal thriller writer is taking a break from stories of tort reform and multi-million dollar trials, or of small town justice gone awry and blackmailed jurors -- or any of the other legal topics he's covered in the roughly one book a year he's written since 1988 -- he thinks about high-intensity focused ultrasound. Or rather, he's busy raising money and awareness for the technology as part of the Focused Ultrasound Foundation, where he sits on the board. He "still doesn't understand the technology" behind focused ultrasound, he said in a recent TEDx Talk in Charlottesville, Va., [...]

2016-09-23T11:40:42+00:00 March 1st, 2016|